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Preventing Suicidal Behavior in ADHD | Psychology Today

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Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an elevated risk for suicidal behaviors. Stimulant medications are helpful in treating the core symptoms of ADHD; non-stimulant medications are also available to treat this disorder.

Do these medications influence the risk of suicide attempts?Zheng Chang and colleagues recently published the results of a large study addressing this question in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

These investigators analyzed de-identified information from databases containing U.S. employer-sponsored commercial health insurance claims between 2005 and 2014.

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